A committee has been created to share research and education best practices and expertise, and seek grant funding for PAGNY initiatives. The committee’s goals are to support PAGNY’s faculty to explore research opportunities, expand academic activities, and provide guidance to gifted students and faculty interested in research.
The membership of the Research and Education Committee includes:
Dr. Balavenkatesh Kanna, Associate GME Director, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, Chair
Dr. Nora Bergasa, Chief of Internal Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Dr. Roger Chirurgi, Program Director, Emergency Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan
Dr. Michael Devita, Physician in Department of Surgery, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Dr. Sharon Mannheimer, Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
Dr. Ronnie Swift, Chief of Psychiatry, Harlem Hospital
Dr. Andrew Wiznia, Director, HIV Program, North Bronx Healthcare Network
David Hoffman, Chief Compliance Officer, PAGNY Corporate
Walter Ramos, General Counsel, PAGNY Corporate
Dr. Luis R. Marcos, Chief Executive Officer, PAGNY Corporate
Mirsada Cobaj will assist the committee’s financial operations, and Mollie Mar will provide grant writing assistance. Administrative support will be provided by Katherine Kreutz and Vicki Brathwaite.
With the formation of the Research and Education Committee, the opportunities for grants will significantly increase, providing PAGNY with a stronger presence in the academic community.